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Investigations Underway After Texas Police Officer Kills Black Woman Inside Her Home

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

Early Saturday morning, a white officer in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson inside her home. A worried neighbor had called to report that the door to Jefferson's home was open.

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Former Russia Adviser Fiona Hill Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia aide, will testify Monday behind closed doors. She had been in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine while at the National Security Council.

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Trump's Former Russia Adviser Set To Testify As Part of Impeachment Inquiry

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:01

Fiona Hill, a British-born American foreign affairs expert, resigned as the president's top Russia analyst just days before the president's controversial call with his Ukrainian counterpart.

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Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples' Day?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:01

More and more places in the United States are dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the shift isn't happening without some pushback.

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Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 03:47

Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.

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Kenyan Brigid Kosgei Smashes Women's World Record At Chicago Marathon

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 16:05

The 25-year-old runner finished in a time of 2:14:04 on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 by 81 seconds.

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Simone Biles Becomes The Most Decorated Gymnast In World Championship History

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 15:35

Combining skills of unprecedented difficulty with flawless execution, the 22-year-old surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 world medals won in the 1990s. Biles copped five golds at the championships.

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Endangered By Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Prepare To Evacuate From Syria

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 13:00

The U.S. will pull its 1,000 troops amid air strikes and gunfire from Turkish-backed forces. "We're preparing, waiting for the order," a U.S. official close to the troops on the ground told NPR.

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Fort Worth Officer Kills Woman In Her Bedroom In Response To 'Open Structure Call'

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 12:22

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor's nonemergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 07:00

The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.

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Typhoon Death Toll In Japan Climbs: 19 Dead, 16 Missing

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 05:35

Typhoon Hagibus has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were mobilized across the country to rescue people after the storm made landfall on Saturday.

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Cory Booker On Impeachment: 'I Swore An Oath To Protect And Defend The Constitution'

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 19:16

The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."

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Turkey Claims To Have Won A Key Syrian Border Town From Kurdish Forces

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 17:44

Heading into a fourth day of military attacks on northern Syria, Turkish officials say forces have captured Ras al-Ayn and several surrounding villages. But reports indicate fighting continues.

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Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 2 Dead As Flooding And Landslides Threaten More Lives

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 16:46

The typhoon, which has now passed to the northeast of Tokyo, was the largest to hit Japan in 61 years, since the 1958 Kanogawa Typhoon that killed more than 1,200 people.

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Eliud Kipchoge Dashes Past 2-Hour Marathon Barrier In Assisted Event

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 15:14

Accompanied by pacemakers and an electric car, the Kenyan runner set a record Saturday that was long considered not humanly possible. He clocked in at 1:59:40 on crossing the finish line in Austria.

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Major Crackdown In Egypt Sweeps Up Activists, Children — And At Least 1 U.S. Citizen

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 09:02

Protesters, schoolchildren and some of the government's most prominent critics have all been detained in a government clampdown. So was a 22-year-old American college student, accused of spying.

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Juul Is Behaving Differently In The Philippines Than In The U.S., Say Activists

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:12

Even as U.S. authorities investigate Juul for marketing to minors and making unproven safety claims, the company is using those tactics to expand to poorer counties. Case in point: the Philippines.

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As An Election Nears In Poland, Church And State Are A Popular Combination

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:01

Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party leads its opposition in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's election. "Christianity is part of our national identity," party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said recently.

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Heads Up: A Ruling On The Latest Challenge To The Affordable Care Act Is Coming

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:00

The health law again faces possible legal evisceration with a court ruling in Texas v. Azar anticipated this fall. Here's what it's about and what's stake.

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7 Questions Ahead Of The Next Democratic Primary Debate

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 07:01

The last couple of weeks have been dominated by the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Trump. But Democratic presidential candidates will take center stage again this week.

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